Re: MOSIX license not GPL
Please look at the OpenMosix project.
This explains the differences:
Why OpenMosix instead of the original MOSIX?
1. As I stated previously, Richard Camp posted an excellent How-To on installing the original MOSIX system with the K12LTSP 2.0.x distribution. It pointed me in the right direction and I'm truly grateful for his efforts. Without which, who knows if I'd have ever gotten anywhere with the concept of combining LTSP & MOSIX. Unfortunately in my case, the MOSIX install script that came from the MOSIX download always failed when the 2.4.17 kernel compile would throw errors during the modules_install phase. MOSIX simply would not patch & install automatically with the installation script. I began investigating a manual MOSIX kernel patch & userland tools installation and came across the OpenMosix project in the process. I found OpenMosix very simple to implement.
2. MOSIX is either no longer Open Source or it's status as Open Source software is uncertain at this time. Without clarity on this issue, I would think that anyone implementing MOSIX should first obtain permission to do so from the copyright holder, Amnon Barak.
As of this writing, I don't have all of the details of MOSIX's current licensing status and I did not find any statement regarding the issue on the MOSIX site but you may wish to review the following for more information on the matter--
About OpenMosix Page:
Interview with Moshe Bar (founder of OpenMosix & a former project manager for MOSIX):
The OpenMosix FAQ:
The uncertainty surrounding MOSIX licensing and the ease of installation makes OpenMosix an ideal alternative for our purposes.
See also: OpenSSI
Who needs another MS Office suite?
Do you think that Bill is worried about another Office clone? Hardly. MS is changing their model, and what makes Bill wake up in the middle of the night with convulsions and cold sweats is not Open Offfice, Mozilla, or Linux, but the thought of someone coming up with a completely new and contagious way of communicating and doing business that sets the popular "Exchange and Office" model on its ear.